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There are a few things that I’ve come to understand that make me tick. I’m a social person, with a vivid imagination, who loves to hang out with people, but also loves to write.  I’m a bit of a character, really. I’m willing to share a little of me if for no other reason to establish the fact it takes all kinds of wonderful, unique individuals to make the world go round. Variety is the spice of life as they say.

I was asked in an interview recently the question; what are the 3 words that best describe you. Now, I have to admit I had to ask for help with the answer. It’s not always easy to be kind to yourself. The three words most often used to describe me were: Compassionate, happy, and witty. I’m not sure what that says about me. I know that I still have things to learn, room for change, and new adventures to write about. I want to continue to grow trying to fit the great shadows of those who have gone before me. I have big shoes to fill.

I love my family. We are a crazy eclectic group with lots of opinions and talents. I enjoy every moment we are all together. From the stories of escapades that I’ve never heard before to the wiggles and giggles of grandkids this is life at its sweetest.

I have found from the time we are little we learn fast that life can pat you on the back or push you in the dirt. There will be people who like you, people who don’t, and you’ll often never know why. Some folks will love what you do, a few might even tell you, while others will hate it and let you know without reserve; good things and bad things all jumbled together, that’s life. Learning to find the good in a an otherwise bad day, that’s progress. At least for me it is.

I’m a new writer with two books published, but I have by no means arrived. I’m still learning and hopefully growing in skills. In me somewhere I think there may be a really good book. When will it be written I have no idea. I believe it is possible with every book I write. So I practice and write everyday the potential is always right there within reach. I love the process of writing from beginning to end. The first draft has room for improvement and the final edited version shows the possibility that was hidden in it all along. A little like me, rough around the edges and constantly being improved by editing.

Enjoy the waning days of summer for just like that they’ll be gone.